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Volume 7
$1.00 A YEAR.
Bylaw    Appropriating   Approximately
$17,000 for Drainage Passed
First  Reading.
At   tiu>   Horse   show   at   Vancouver
the Local Exhibitors Do
Very Well.
At the big Vancouver horse show,
exhibitors from the Delta did exceptionally  well,   with   a  limited   number.
A meeting of the Municipal Council was held last Saturday. The Reeve
i ml a full council were In attendance.
A communication from the Pacillc
Highway Association, inviting the
, luncll to send a representative to
Lhe iCflcla! opening of the Highway
at Alberni was read. The council
nominated Councillor PAttersron to
,-, present them at the gathering.
,\ c imtnunlcatlon from the Medical
Health Otflcer with regard to the
clearing of ditches throughout the
municipality was read. The matter
was referred I" Councillors W. A.
Kirkland  and   H.   Lewis.
A communi Cation from Messrs.
Brownlle Nash and Davidson with
subdivision plan of lots 23 and 34,
Section  2*>.  township 4   was  read  and
���  msiilcreil and the Clerk was Instruct-] the   r" ���v>   hi.
,. i t,, reply that lots were tot) small.     | -ie|rig placed fourth.
The East Delta Drainage Bylaw,, Mr j ft- Hol'llnshead was also
-vht-oh entails an expenditure of ap- a sucee---sful exhihltcr. being highly
proximating $17,000 and will benefit | c(>mmended for B.C. K.ng among
the  whole the  eastern  portion of the | pacers   and    highly   commended    "or
While Blasting Stumps on Barnston
Island He is Killed Instantly
Few   calamities   have  cast  such   a       The   church   was   crowded   beyond
g'oom  over  the   whole community  as   capacity,   many  hav.r.g to stand  out-
of    entries.    The    big    Port    Guichon ��� dul  the death uf  Mr.   B>lg||,  Cook.        j side.    The  service   was   most'impres-
farm did not exhibit this week, indeed!     While   engaged    :n    the   dangerous   she.       Hymns,   which   were   favorites
the date of thc show is rather against' work  of  blasting  out  stumips  on  the j with   the   deceased,   were   sung.    The
r-'- h   jointly   owned   by himself  and I lesson   read   was   from   the   tifteenth
Mr.   Dev'ttt   b-ll   Barnston   Island,  was | chapter ot First Corinthians,
i   -i uitly killed.    Mr. Cook had placed       For   his   ust   the   pastor   took   the
a  number of sticks ot giant  powder words, "Then   "ometh the End."    Ho
rn ler  .a  stump,   hut   had   n il   llg*bted | dealt with the brevity and uncertainty
fuse, wben thi  explosion occurred  of' our earthly stay and  referred   to
������   -ii   gome   mikii" a r.   i-atise.     Up   was   the   address!   that   had   been   delivered
-���* itnlir.g aim >st rllrect'y over the pov-| only   a    week   previous,   dealing   with
���'  r at the  'in.- of 'he  i-v-)', -mi a**d i the  "Titanic"  disaster.    The story  of
CUrlnsf   the   "hir-   chanuolnn?Mp    I'th't^,-  body  woe  terribly  mangled.    Mr.   that   great   wreck   ha,|   only   touched
h's   -""t   nr'7��   mar".    The   rhtmolon    Devitt hurried to Port Kells and notl-   them   in   a   general,   now   they   were
mar- ��*as Ir iught by Mr. Davie when    (led tbe provincial police of the ace!-   being   touched   tu  a   very   direct
��� ���-    litis winter from Mark Oardhouig       n* and  then returned to the ranch. ' particular  way.
'"   Weston,   i -it.       Both   Mr.   Davie't   Coroner A. L. McQuarrie.  i provincial       The pastor emphasized the interest
securing many entries from such
places as the Delta, wh-r.- the denial"! of thc seeiiing season Is so
etr "ig at this time of th.- year,
Mr .Vex. havi, rwepl the board
wli'h h,s shir mare.. In the 1-year old
ani   iver e'a.-s, securing t'-i���-������ and sec-j
..ml   prizes   in   that   class   an.l   also   ��e-
Brief Swetcli of Career uml Character
of Man Honored hy tiie
Mr.   and   Mr-.   Bub   Careless   Sail   into
Uie sea of  Matrimony  Sur-
l-olllllleil by Both.
m ires   were   'mported.
Besides  hit
Klgin     C i )k     ti ad     taken
."hire urines. Mr, Davie was a'-fn i""i'i2   chle Immediately left for the scene ot   the spiritual welfare of the young men
ll ickney
Municipality   pnssed  its  first  reading.
Various  accounts were  passed  and
ordered  paid.
Honor Roll for I��dner Public School
for the Month of April.
High School���.I, May Martin: 2.
Roy Anderson;  3, iWallaee Fenton.
Senior Fourth���1, Hugh Slater; 2,
Catherine Reagh;  3, Annie Bown
Great Northern King, among the trotters. It was. however, as the oldest
track driver in the country that Mr.
H.olllnahead secured championship
honors. The following description
from the Vancouver ipress Is interesting:
"'Mr. J. W. Holllnshead, of Ladner,
with "Great Northern King." was a
favorite with the audience. His
or ogress round the arena was follow-
the accident In a boat to bring the In Barnston Island. On an occasion
body to the city. On investigation, on which the pastior's brother. th>
however. Coroner McQuarrie decided Methodist pastor at Cloverdale. ahd
that no inquest was necessary. The preached In the vicinity ot the Island,
remains were then taker, to New Mr. Cook had impressed upon him
Westminster  and   shipped   to   Ladner j the   necessity   of   seeing    that    these
on Tuesday night.
The cause of the accident U* mere
conjecture. Mr. Devitt. when lnter-
e'f-.el by The Tim��s. slated that the
deceased was particularly careful In
his blasting operations. He had in
a hag that he was carrying, about
fifteen sticks of 2 5 per cent, blasting
powder. He generally fixed the caps
to his fuses, .but was always careful
In  doing so.    From   the  condition  of
ed hy constant applause.    At the close   the remains. Mr. Devitt can only con-
young men on Barnston Island had
churchgoir.g facilities.
The pall bearers were young men
ftom Barnston Island, friends of the
deceased, and the love and respect
tn which he was held iwas very evident from their demeanor.
The interment took place at the
Ladner cemetery at Point Roberts,
and   was  very  largely, attended.
Among the floral  tributes were the
Junior Fourth���1, Roland Lannlr.g;   of  the  competition  he   was  presented   jecture  that the  deceased  had  either , following:
I'.uskin Wright;  3,  Rusee.ll Ladner.' with the "Veteran of the Race Track"
Senior  Third���1,   Marjorie   Mason:   badge,    immediately  a   storm   nf  ap-
Margaret Wright;   3,  Eva  William-   probation  swept  the  building.'
Mr.  Holllnshead is 85 years of age.
Junior Third���1. Evelyn Monkman:
2,  Lillian Taylor;   .,  Albert  Webster.
Second Reader���1.  Daisy Simpson; I
2, '"arrie Eyton;  3, Oswald Reagh.
Senior First���1. Tommy Foster; 2,
Annie  York;   3,  Alexander  Eyton.
Junior First���1. Harold Lanning: 2,
Walter Lanning; 3, Constance Francis.
II. Primer���1. Stewart Gifford: 2,
Rudolf  Hemze:   3,  Alexander Calvert.
T. Primer A.���1, Frances Webster;
2. Irene Baker; 3, Laura -Leonard; 4.
Edna   MacDonald.
I. Primer B.���1, Marjorie Lanning;
2, Prank Leonard; S, Fred Williamson. '
I. Primer C.���1, Edna Grant; 2,
Dora  McGregor;   3,   Ernest  Kirkland.
The Old Fellows order attended the
evening service at All Saint's church
last Sunday in a body. It wa.s their
annual church parade and over fi'ty
were present and the service was
quite Impressive. The Bev. C. C.
Hoyle officiated ar.d delivered a powerful sermons, taking as his text a
passage from St. Peter 2rl7. Prler
t,, the beginning of divine service he
gave a short address on the origin
and objects of the brotherhood. The
lessons were read by Mr. A. de 11.
Taylor. ��.
stepped on a cap or a fuse, or jarred
It  sufficiently   to   Ignite.    The   whole
Barnston     Island     boys.     anchor
Tin., newly   elected   moderator   of j
Presbyterian church in B, C. is one
of the several able young men who ln I
recent years have come from the I
East to the West, and have here
entered Into the Important work of
their calling fully appreciating their
western responsibilities and opportunities Rev. it. j. Wilson graduated
in   arts   from   the   University   of   Toronto in 1900 and  from lCnox College
in  1903, his college years being characterized    by    brilliant    work    and    a
dominating influence in all collegiate
activities.    Called    to St.     Andrew's
church,    Vancouver,    shortly    afterwards,  Mr  Wilson  entered  with  zeal
' and   enthusiasm   on     his     Important
l    ministerial   work   in   u   growing   city
and   under     him,     St.   Andrews    has
grown  from  450   members  in   l'Jn3  to
1350 and is the largest church In the
denomination     west     uf     the     Great I
Lakes,   now   requiring     an   assistant
pastor  and  a  deaconess.    In  all  the
varied Intellectural, social and public
life  of a great  city,   Mr.  Wilson  has
taken an active Interest.     What Vancouver owes to such men of the various denominations who  have a high
conception   of   their     duties     In   the
work of national  upbilding here  can j
not be easily estimated.    As the chief ;
representative of the Presbyterian denomination during the ensuing year, a |
position so ably tilled by  Rev.  J. S. j
Henderson, the    retiring    moderator. I
Rev.* R.  J.  Wilson with  his splendid |
organizing   ability   will     undoubtedly ]
render good service in extending the
work of the church, and in all other
things he will uphold the best tradl- !
tions of his position, so honorable in
��� n
"Good-bye, Boh.    a iod luck" Beem-
-il to ... the only thing that me could
hear fr..m the crowd that sa;w the
Xew Delta "ft on her journey to
Steveston on Thursday afternoon.
The cause of the rejoicing and tha
good wishes was the marriage pf Mr.
H. U. Careless to Mrs. Ada Thornth-
waith. at All Saint's church at 1 p.m.
on that day. Mr. Careless Ls one of
the popular ranchers on the Delta.
His hriile, who has oit'y r ntl.v arrive 1 from England, was in entire
stranger to Mr. Careless's many
"rtends a f iftnlght ago, but has sue-
- led In a few days in making many
friends In the Delta. The Rev. C.
'. iloyle, ofticiated at the ceremony
which was attended by many friends
of the happy couple The hride
looked particular^ nice in a pretty
blue costume. After the ceremony
the wedding party were entertained
at Mr. E. T. Calvert's home. At
3:30 the bridal pair left for Vancouver and the fusllade of rice and old
shoes, which they received at the
Ladner landing stage, Lanning, Fawcett & Wilson's wharf, the Brackman-
Ker wharf ar.d at Port Guichon might
well have Justified the ordinary passengers In Imagining they were in a
Chinese famine relief boat. There
must have been enough rice in the
scuppers to have kept a Chinese faml'y
for a year. The Times adds ita congratulations to the many Mr. and
Mrs.   Careless  have  received.
Barnst-op   fsland  boys*, cross:  Mr. and the  eyes of  his  miniteriai   colleagues.
injury to the body was upwards from Mrs.  G.   K.   Devitt.  wreath;  Mr. and
the   feet.     Mr.   Fred Cook,  a   brother, Mrs. W.  A.  Kirkland and family, pil-
was  standing   only   a   short   distance low; Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Ellis, cross;
away  when  the  explosion  took place Misses   Gillanders.   wreath;   Mr.   ar.d
ind    was   sneaking   to   the. deceased.   Mrs.   Eldon  Brodie.   wreath:   Mr.  and   Official Requires Three Men to Subdue
The following was the musical programme at the performance of "Mir-
. im'< Crime":
March���El Capltan J.  P.  Sousa
March���.Sweetheart.... Arthur    I'rvor
Waltz from Compella Leo Detlbei
Entry of the Gladiator* Fuclk
VaUte  Blenc Alfred  Marquis
V.   S.   Merchant  Marine    Committee,
Willi no I*.  S.  Merchant Murine
, lo Work on. Hc|M>i-ts.
WASIIINGTi >N. May 1.���Charging
that foreign s*��amsnip trusts are openly violating tbe Sherman anti-trust
law, the merchant marine committee
of the House today unanimously re-
1 oorted the bill or <'o-r.gressmin Wm.
IE. Humphrey, of Washington, whloh
provide* that no monopoly owned
Tbe cell's and -* r.lstio* oflice al steamship shall he allowed to enter or
"ttawa. have Issued a comparative clear United "Mates ports.
BI Ltement of factory butter produced A report charges that these foreign
In the years 1910 respeetlvely. In sleamship trusts are controlling 9S
1300, British Columbia produced 39'..- per cent, of bhe country's import and
10*8 lbs, of butter with ttO-,690. in export buMness iu violation
1.10.   1,   .00.-02   lbs.   worth   ".SO,.83.   Sherman  law.
The concussion threw Fred down. |Mrs.     Charlew    Davis    and     family
On Wednesday, when the funeral | wreath: Mr. and Mrs. D. A. McKee.
took place, (lags were flying half mast spray; iMr. and Mrs. H. J. Kirk-
high at all the public buildings ir. j land, spray; Mr. and Mrs. R. A.
Ladner. There was a large assem-1 Coleman, crescent; Mr. and Mrs.
blage of mourners both from Barn-j Lanning, spra,y; Mr. and Mrs. R. Py-
tson Island and Vancouver, as well as, bus, cross; Miss Ferris, spray; -Mr.
from the deceased's home town, Lad-land Mrs. E. 'Hutcherson and family,
ner.    The funeral service was held In   spray;   Mr.   and   Mrs.'   D.   M.   Ellis,
the Methodist chuioh. the pastor. Rev.
J. H. Wright, conducting the service.
spray; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Sheldrade;
Mr.   and Mrs.  Cullls.
Him���Himself In Jail on .Assault
VICTOR-.'..  May  1,���Incensed    because he had been reported for breach
of orders,  and  becaming    practically
Insane   throuig-h   rage.   Special   Guard
Guir.n made the office of Major Mutter, warden at the provincial jail, the
scene  of  a  rought-and-tumble     fight
on Monday at noon.  He suffered  de- j
feat only after he had put two guards \
hors de combat and was finally suh-j
dued   when   a   huskty   "trusty"   broke
tion.    The han-some trophy presented
  I by the British Empire Insurance Com- ! Into the fray and sat upon him until
Spectacular    Exhibition Closed    Van-   pany for the champion hackney stal-   handcuffs  were  secured   and   the   In-
lion was won  by the peerless  "Brig-   furl-abed man securely manacled
IUTTIR  < l"\--US.
couver Homo Sliow on Saturday
Night���A Great Event.
The .Vancouver  Horse Show  close
on Saturday with great eclot and mans
championsihps were decided. Perhaps
the moat interesting, as well as it was
tbe most exciting event was the magnificent   contest   for   unlimited     high
jump 'due ribbon, hetweer. Mr. T. J.
Smith's     "Credential"     and     Messrs.
Adams   and   De   Roalde's   "Sioux,"   a   Ing,   thfee  years and  over,  exceeding
'"algary entry. After a spirited riva!- j 14.3, the leader to he unharnessed ln
- . ii feet 1" Inches "Credential"' the ring and ridden over four jumps
negotiated the 6 ft. 9 In. and "Sioux" 1 3 ft. 6 in. of timber with 6 in of brush
1    ���   'redentlal"     therefore    win- ��� nn  top,  wa.* secured  by Mr?.   A.   D.
ning.    Thc champion's record made at   Mcltae   with   "Killarney"   and   '"Cock
Robin." Mrs. J. A. Russell won second place and Mis. A. D. Mcllae
'ns al=n third  with "Gold  Dust" and
ham Radiant." in a held of exceptlnn-
al'y high merit. Mr. J. MacMillar.'s
"Lord Hermone"  was second.
In the 14.2 pony jump Mr. Low'es'
"Calgary Lass" wa.s first. The Shetland pony championship for animal ia
vehicle, open to first and eacond prize
winuers 122 and 133 to 135 inclusive,
wis w in by Master Douglas MacGregor wph "Lord Burnaby."
Gulnn had been acting for some
time as special guard. Recently he refused orders received from his senior.
Guard Milieu. The latter reported him
.'or insubordination and the us6 of vile
language, and yesterday at noon Major
Mutter had both men before him to
Investigate the facts of the case.
Guard Millett gave his version of
affair,  being frequently Interrupted  by
Victoria  was  7  ft.   3  in.     Mr.   F.   C.
Lowes' "Calgary La.-w" was third. The
-,-.>     .   r.'       uli took  premier hon-
��� '    ���'-      r ss   ��� -untry riding evhihl-
The sporting tandem', mares or geld-   Guinn, -who uSed vile language. Major
Mutter endeavored to quiet the man,
hut he suddenly became blind with
���age jumped at Millett and struck him
a terrific blow In the f ice, at the same
time clinching with him. Both-mer.
struggled about the office and another
guard rushing in also met rebuff from
Guinn, ,whose great strength was increased by his arge.
The struggle was becoming 1 strenuous one when the trusty appeared,
himself an immensely strong man.
With   his  assistance   Guinn   was   sub-
"Rob   Roy."
Calgary exhibits made a good showing in the pony championships.    Sa.l-
,!'���'   horse   and   pony  classes,   hunting
pairs, tandem* mares and geldings and   ���"""'"-l &n^ the handcuffs fastened. Even
the  Seattle  and   Portland  horses also   then  Guinn  continued   to   revile     the
showed un well 1*1 se
others with obscene ii-marks.
The police patrol    was    -umtii ined
ard Guinn was taken to the city jail.
Th.s photograph -fives an impression of the towering bows of the Titanic, and some idea of the problem of launching lifeboats In an emergency, with the ship at a high angle, in pitch dark and choppy weather.
Hoad   Improvements  i"   Richmond���
Building  In ami  About
STEVESTON. April SO.���Mr, E.
McBride. provincial road superintendent, accompanied by Reeve Bridge,
1-as been over the Richmond r '.ids. on
a tour of Inspection, with the ibjecl
o.' selecting the most necesaary manner tor the equitable expenditure of
the    government    grant.      With    the
money authorized by the municipal
byiaw the total expenditure, ih.s year,
on roads will be $170,000. The roads
recommended will be submitted to
the Municipal Council on Monday
Mr. W. M. Stark, thc Vancouver'
aviator, who was scheduled to "fly"
on Saturday at Minoru Park, with a
lady passenger., had I > postpone his
exhibition on account of the wretched
Above Is a picture ot the Paterson There is a good deal of budding
Cup, presented to the P.C.fe.A. by end road improvement work going on
U.-Gov.   Paterson  as  emblematic  of   In  Sleveston.
the championship of the PacMlc roast Or. Hepworth has commenced the
Hot-key Association ami won by the erection of a fine brick block of build-
New Westminster hockey team last ings at the corner of Mountain street
season. Thi.s season the New West- and Third avenue. The structure will
minster team expects to n it only hold he .wo storeys high and
the   Paterson   Cup.   lull   to   win
Inspector Warnes    Fruit    Growers-
Does  Xot Think  Restriction*  on
Hawaiian Fruit Hurtful.
VANCOUVER, B. C, May 2.���Fifty
carloads of nursery -t.j.ck, packed
tight and inspected tree by tree, have
gone through the hands ot the local
fruit inspection office already this
season. Mr. Thomas Cunningham,
provincial inspector of fruit pests,
states 'that condemnation- have been
proportionally 'fewer than In former
"We find, however," said the inspector, "that a new trouble has developed. We have found the pith of
some of the young trees 'coming in to
be discoloreti and brown. This not
being a contagilous d'lsea-se, I had serious doulbts about my authority to
condemn the trees, so I allowed them
to go through, 'but I beleived Jt waa
my duty to apprise the consignees and
I am sending out this circular letter."
Mr. Cunlngham here .produced a
copy of the circular setting forth the
nature of the injury and advising
growers to cut down below the discoloration to the white -pith before iplant-
inig. The circular stated that the discoloration w^as evidently caused -partly by heavy rains In Washington,
where most of the_stock came fr'��m
last fall. Mr. Cunlngham said he did
not wish growers to take any chances
and cutting .>wn the trees could do
no linjury, as ii would tend to create
trees with 'lower tops and better to
Discussing a recent order of the
Dominion government restricting tire
importation at Hawaiian fruit, and
compelling importers to notify the
Dominion entomologist, Mr. Cunningham pointed out that owing to distance of this .province from Ottawa,
British Columbia was excepted from
the provl-lons. lie did not thinn tho
country would suffer from it. ex-opt
that it might prohibit the importation
of pineapples, of which we got some
of the best from llnva.i. So far as he
was concerned he was more anxious
to see reciprocal trade relations with
Australasia In fruit lmiportations The
..civ oibjectlon seemed to be that there
(Bight be danger of lntroduoinig from
the Antipodes the Mediterranean fruit
fly to C 'ii id 1. 1 nn- ���!' h - si '���'':' h id
1 i-_,- experience In dealing a Ith this
pest, bavin'--' been tor seven y- u-s in
the N'-w Zealand department of enl ���-
mologyi so tii it he �� ae w ell eq 1 pped
foi Inspection of fruit Infected with
It. In New Zeailand M tould ml he
era lh ated by destr -j Ing all trees In
which Infection was found.   Il "��� >- ln-
trodt i   t '   thai   0 lony  on  or 1 ���-������ ��,
a.id protective measures were not taken until many peach trees were Infected with It. '"here w is little danger '���:' having to pass through that ex-
pi ri.-ni e iii British C Iumbia, as ��������
had the men an.l the equipment I >
deal  with it.
Stanley   Cup.     emblematic     of
hookey  championship  Of Canada.
the   to  offices ar.d stores.     Workmen are
the   busy  driving  m  the  foundation   piles.
Mes-srs.   Rubinowltz have renovated
and  repainted  their fine  store  at  the
corner of Mountain street.
The rocking of the whole o. Chatham street and the extension of Moun- |
MONTREAL, May 2���Blanche j tain street and first avenue is being ',
David, whoso trances have puzzled 1 diligently pushed on.
the Montreal doctors, appeared in. Messrs. Bandy and Russell have;
cout yesteday, ohaged with the theft opened an excellently equipped ma-,
of $75 torn Hecto Roger. a hotel chimst shop in towr. and are busy,
keeper, nnd pleaded guilty.    She v ill j excuting orders.
appear on May 7. The theft is said A considerable number of small
to have been committed in a recent buildings are being built In various
trance. I parts of the town.
"���'LTIIU1>!ST   I OV11 .RUM 1'
Episcopal  Body    of Wesleyan    Communion Represented by Delegates
From  All Over the World.
MINNEAPOLIS,   Minn..     May    1.���
With   S50   delegates,   from   ever.       ir-
ner   of   the   world   where   there   are
Methodist   churches,     in   attendance,
the   quadrennial   conference     of     the
M-thodiet   Episcopal   Churoh,
Its convention here today with pra
by Bishops Burt and Werner.   1:���-'��� ip
Henry Warren presided.    The
enee  will  continue  in  session   t
month,  deliberating every  day  on  the
problems which  confront  the church.
MONTREAL,  May 2-���The steal er
Zeiten. the first ocean liner, reached
port this afternoon. The trip up the
river from Quebec was accomplish- 1
without difficulty.
���   I
.'  *
SATURDAY, MAY 4, 1012.
jMin.RTixG nwmncE.
Bt,    Andrew's    rresbyU-rlan   Church, Millions of Dollars "Worth of Producte
Brought Into  li.  C.  Could Be
Grown Here.
First   on   Mainland,   Celebrates
Half Century of Life.
(From the British Columbian.)
St.    Andrew's    Church,    the    first
Presbyterian Church on the mainland
of    British    Columbia,       last    week 't;~Jes'of products which could be'rals-
celebrated    its    fiftieth    anniversary, e(, _n the fertile acres of the Praser
having been organized in  1862 by the Valley wu_ th(? aulljtH,t cf discussion at
Rev.  Robert Jamieson.    In  that year ^ New Westminster Board of Trade
(From the British Columbian.)
The undesirable condition of importing into this province enormous quan-
was built the old    wooden    structure i
but    pending    the      assembling      of
alongside the present church, which;. -onvent-on of agriculturists, Which
now serves as a hall, and ln this the ge-retary is attempting to convene
building Mr. Jamieson discharged the I no nctlon was ,aken Mr. w. j, Kerr
duties of pastor for many years. I submitted a report, compiled from
Sunday,    Rev.  Alex.  Dunn,    also    a
government statistics, to ahow the
comparative quantities and values of
home productions and Imports in
1910 and 1911. Th.s brings out that
while in 1910 Imports were slightly
higher than home production, in 1911
the total volue of home production
had advanced more than $6,000,000,
and Imports had dropped about a
quarte of a million. Of the Imports in 1911, close on $11,000,000
were from other provinces of the Dominion, and less than $4,000,000
from outside The 1911 figures Include some small amounts for flax,
hops and nursery stock, for which
there are no 1910 figures. Details are
as follows:
pioneer Presbyterian minister, who
came here in 1875, antl who preached
his first sermon on the Mainland in
the old St. Andrew's church, the
first Sunday In October of that year,
conducted the anniversary services In
the forenoon and Professor Welch
preached in the evening. The sermons
were able and appropriate to the occasion. Mr. Dunn mentioned that ln
the year 1875, there was only one
Presbyterinn church on the mainland
and only four In the whole province,
and that at the present date there
are 4 7 Presbyterian churches In New
Westminster district and upwards of
100  In  the  province.
Rev. Robert Jamieson, the founder
of the church, is a . itable figure in
the annals of I'rltish Colurrlbia, When
he landed in New Westminster fifty
years ago, he found this city was
without a public school, and it was
characteristic of the force and energy
of the man. that he opened the first
school in the city, and taught it himself until a grant could be secured
from    the    Provincial
191 0.
Live Stock       $ 5.254.2S6
Dairy Produce  2,701,946
Meats  .  974,129
Fruits and Vegetables 163,620
Eggs and Honey  .... 306.893
iHilt,   Hay  ar.d  Grain 5,381,544
Miscellaneous  180,486
Flax, Hops and
Nursery Stock 	
Home Prod.
Home Prod.
$   4.112,-66
Totals $14,962,904       $14,399,090       $14,709,854       $2(1,837,983
With ths death of Geo. W. Hume,
who passed away at his home in Oakland or. February 29, the salmon can-
n.ng industry loses not only the last
of the old school of salmon canner.s
but the pioneer of the industry. Mr.
Hume was over seventy-five years of
age at the time of his death, which
came as thc result of hear trouble.
A careful canvass ocf the canned sal-
.  , mon   situation   for   the   year   of   1912
government. . ,_������,, ._   .   ._
,     , _- _ I would  indicate  that  there are a con-
From   that   humble     beginning     h^ , siderab]e   numbe_   q{   ____     -annerieg
arisen   the   present   e aborate   school |       Jectt,d f     Alask e particular-
system of the city, which ls second to ,       ,n southeastern  distrk.t, but aa
none in the province.
Old Structure   Dismantled and  Xew
One Built In Three Bnys���
First    of    Five.
(From   The   British   Columbian.)
On Saturday the new bridge crossing the Serpentine on the Yale road
was opened for traffic, completing
what is perhaps one of the smartest
pieces of work of its kind ever done
on the lower mainland. The old
bridge, which was a small one of
fourteen feet ln width, was closed to
traffic on Monday, dismantled and
taken down, and the new bridge,
twenty-two feet wide, was built in its
place all in the space of three days.
Considering that the work entailed
driving thirty-two piles, it is perhaps
a. record in bridge building, and the
gang worked early and late to accomplish the lusk. Some of the farmers coming Into town Friday for
market complained that the absence
of the bridge caused them to make a
detour, but the rapid progress of the
work reduced this inconvenience to a
The replacing of this bridge is preliminary to similar work being done
on four other bridges, two on the
HJorth road and two on the Clover
Valley road. Thin work Is being undertaken by the Provincial government with the Intention ot making a
trunk road which will suffice to
handle all the traffic which usually
goes by the Yale road, when the latter is closed, probably for three
months, in the summer, for permanent improvement.
fa as known at the present time, as
we see it, states the Pacific Fisherman,
not more than half at most of the
projected plans will become a reaby.
As a result of the exceedingly high
prices which the people of Bellingham are forced to pay for fish caught
n great quantities right ,ri Bellingham
Bay, the local fishermen's union has
decided to establish a unfon market
at which the members will be enabled
to dispose of their catch, according
to recent dispatches. Salmon, which
the people of Bellingham have beer,
accustomed to buy at 10 to 25 cents a
fish, weighing from six to fifteen
pounds each, are now selling in" local
markets at  18  cents per pound.
Preparations are now being made
for the 1912 salmon canning season
on an unusual scale and it is worthy
of note that many of the salmon
canners, not ptherwise expanding are
busily engaged ir. replacing their usual equipment wth a morel permanent and substantial outfit.
Washington   Rumor   Regarding   Ain-
basador Bryce Is Contradicted by
Tluu   Gentleman   Himself.
SAX FRANCISCO, Hay 1.���Refuting the report that he is to accept the
post of minii��ter of foreign affairs of
England and declaring that he will
return direct to the United States
from has present trip to Tahiti and
'Australia, James Bryce, amlmwjulor
of Great Britain to the United Slates,
today paid high tribute to this country.
"I have no desire to be other than
I am���ambassador of my country to
this wonderful r"pu'illc," del lured
Mr. Rryee. "I will -meet the end in
America. I do not Intend to go to
JEniarland at all on this trip. I will return direct to the t'nlted States from
Australia. I think thlie is sufficient
refutation of any rumors that I am
(to become minister of foreign affairs
of England. I have not heard it mentioned thnt there was to be a.j<y
change in tbat high office."
Ambasndor Bryce and Mrs. Bryce
���ailed from San Francisco today on
the steamer Manuka for the South
Delta Hold.
Alex.  Mitchell,  Richmond, B.C.
R.   Mills,   New Westminster.
Henry Elmer,  Dublin   Ireland.
Robt. Clark, Otter.
���W.   E.  Walter.     .
J.   H.   Free, New Westminster.
J.   A.   Du fries,  Vancouver.
Taylor Althouse, Sunbury.
James  Glisdale,   New   Westminster.
D.  H. Johnstone, "Vancouver.
R.   E.   Cade,  Bellingham.
Jas de Cannor.ville, Ladner.
H.   R.  Careless, Ladner.
W.   T.   Brewer,  Vancouver.
H.   M-Callum, Vancouver.
Jas.   Flndlay,  Vancouver.
LadiK'r Hotel.
James Bethune  and'wife, Vancouver.
L.  A.  Abercrombie, Vancouver.
M.  Abercrombie, Vancouver.
Hector Pulton, Nova .Scotia.
A.   B.   Y'oung, Vernon.
J.   Hope  Perry,   Victoria.
H.  Smith,  Eburne.
W. 33. Buckingham, Eburne,
WISH I could go back to Texas,
Back  where once 1 used to
Just to see the good old country
And the friends I loved so well;
Back to Texas and to ranch life.
Camp again among the hills
And to ride behind the cattle,
Feel again the life that thrills;
He*r the coyotes in the moonlight
Singing with a thousand yells
As 1 trail to Sleepy Hollow
Or camp out on Howard Wells.
Get a rope around a yearling,
Yank his feet clean off the ground;
Try my luck at riding Pink Eye;
Break his nee'; and still be sound;
Hear the bugle of the stagecoach
That comes rolling Into town
Just as o'er the azure hillsides
Good Old Sol Is coming down;
Get a glimpse of dear Ozona
When ihe shadows kiss the hills
And a breath of air so bracing.
That your sorrow ever stills.
Back to Texas!   No: I'm snowbound.
City life hus got me sure,
Got me working like a lackass
Just because there ls a lure-
Lure of wealth arid great achievement.
Lure of competition too.
So I'm ln lt to my boot tops.
Got to stick till dreams come true.
Now and then when business slumbers
And by luck I've got a chance
I can draw up by the fireside,
Where your fancies fondly dance.
Then my heart goes back to Texas.
Back to -'id's own Promised Land.
Where the love of freedom lingers
And the laws of virtue stand.
���John Stone.
SISTER, awake!   Close not your eyesl
The day her light discloses.
And the bright morning doth arise
Out of her bed of roses.
SEE, the clear sun.  the world's bright
In at our window peeping.
Lo, how be blusheth to espy
Uf Idle wenches sleeping!
rpHEREFORE,   awakel    Make haste,  1
���*���        say.
And let us, without staying,
All tn our gowns of green so gay
Into the park a-Maylng.
���Thomas Bateson (1604).
Up to Date Stationary.
For short notes, Invitations and the
like small note size paper, which measures six inches by four nnd one-quarter Inches or thereabouts, is used. For
letters the sheet Is more nearly square,
approximately five and a half Inches
wide by six nud a half long. Both
are folded once and slipped into envelopes thut usnctly tit.
Foreign correspondence makes the
only exception to this rule, and for
letters to be sent abroad a thinner,
lighter paper Is the preferred one. The
very latest novelty In envelopes of this
thin, satin finished paper displays a
lining of one of the new fashionable
colors���purple, gray, red or blue.
The lining ls not more thnn tissue'
weight, yet the color renders It opaque,
and It ls possible to send n letter ot
generous length without excessive
postage, while at the same time Its
contents are protected from curious
The engraved monogram, initial or
address at tbe top of the sheet in the
center is nlwnys in good taste, or,
If desired, the nddress mny be used In
combination with the initial or monogram, ln llie latter case the address
mny either be placed below the initials
or in the center with tbe monogram or
the initials occupying a space to tbe
Simple script letters from half to
three-quarters of nn Inch in height,
intertwined, nfford a pretty effect and
are in excellent tnste, says McCall's j
Mngnzlne. Blocked letters are combln- j
ed in many attractive ways, and just
now there is a marked preference for
long, nnrrow monograms, whether
used nlone or in combination wlttl the
address. Small letters are often inclosed in a little frame of medallion
style, but these are mostly preferred
by young girls.
Dull blue nnd dull red inks for printing monograms and addresses are favorites, -.-ray is liked by many, and
tan is nlways effective on n white
ground, while both silver nnd gold ure
In good style. Bright colors nnd startling effects are always to be avoided,
but there nil rule ends.
Owners of country bouses uud of
boats large euough to serve its temporary homes frequently use the name
as well as tbe general address���ns,
"The Cedars," followed by tbe name
of the town. Every yacht club Iihh its
own flag, nnd often this Is used, together with the owner's private signal,
in the left hand corner, while the
name of the boat or tbe owner's monogram occupies the center of the page.
Telephone numbers are important
when living out ol' tow'n, and often tbe
center of the sheet shows tbe address,
while diagonally across tbe left band
corner are printed the telephone call
and number, the same style of letter
being used for both.
The Royal Bank of Canada
Incorporate** ISM.
CAPITAL AUTHORIZED     *10,000,oo��
CAPITAL PAID-UP    9 M61,080
RESERVE FUND I    9 7,Or>ll,*88
Total Assets Over One Hundred and Ten Millions.
Jtecomntt ol Omi-of-TJoton Customers Simon  Special Jfttontion
Aoc-ynta may be opened with deposits of ONE DOLLAR aud Bpw-inifc
bitereat paid, or credited, half-yearly on June 80th and Decern--*
Slst, each year.
H. F. BIgHOP. Manac.kr LADNER, ***-, e
Ladner Investment & Trust
Corporation, Limited
VICTORIA, B. C, April 30.���
I Charged with cruelly ill-treating a
|do�� by assaulting it with an iron pipe
(while the dog was in its kennel at the
| house of Its owner on Mediini street,
IA. G. Bartlett, a laundry rig driver,
[pleaded guilty in the police court this
lomrning, but added that he was
teaching the dlog not to bite him
a.gain. lie alleged that the *dog had
l bitten him as he was leading the
house with laundry, but said there
were no teeth marks or bruises on his
leg and that h'is trousers had not been
torn.    He was fined  $20.
Jest rain and snow, and rain again.
And dribble, drip and blow;
Then snow and thaw and slush, and
then -
Some more rain and snow I
Tbls morning 1 was 'moat afeared
To wake up���when, I JIng.
I seen the sun shine out and heerd
The first bluebird of spring!
Mother   she'd   raised   the   winder
And In across the orchard come.
Soft as an angel's wing.
A breezy, treesy, beesy hum.
Too swee't for anything!
The winter's sh*oud was rent apart.
The sun hurst forth in glee.
And   w inn   that   bluebird  sung   my
Hopped out o' bed with me!
-James Whltcomb Riley.
Dr. Ottowell, veterinary surgeon,
has rented the house lately occupied
by Frank Slnjpson, on Westham
street. The doctor was recently joined by Mrs. Ottowell and their little
son, who arrived from Thornbury, Ontario.
Point Grey's assessment shows an
Increase of J8.S93.083, that in improvements having risen to $3,773,400.
Col. H. B. Morgan, of London, Eng.,
will divide 13,000 acres at Nicola Lake,
B.C., Into ten-acre fruit farms, with
golf  and   polo   grounds.
LONDON, May 2.���Uuder
the caption "Taft's Plot
Against Canada," the "Daily
Mall" comments cditoriailly on
President Taft's letter to Col.
Theodore Roosevelt concerning reciprocity with Canada.
It says:
"Englishmen will ask themselves what "wrong the British
Empire has done to the United
States that the American government should deliberately
set to work to plot the <-_l-sorp-
tlon of the splendid Dominion
of which our nation is so
proud. Mr. Taft's letter proves
how serious was the danger
and h*yw warmly we should
congratulate the Cana'dian people on the iniight and determination which enabled them to
escape  It."
They'd Please You
Our new Spring Shoes and Oxfords will
please you. There's a touch of originality and indefinable natty effect about
them that goes straight to the heart
without any damaging effect upon your
pocket book
Come, See and Try On
Catling Obligations.
Even though she is not a society butterfly every woman who desires to
have a circle of friends or acquaintances must make certain stated culls.
Not to make them ls to show carelessness and lack of good breeding.
You should have a list of your calling acquaintances and manage to go to
see them at least twice a year.
A call nfter having been entertained
at dinner or luncheon or at au evening
entertainment is necessary, as is also
the call of congratulation after a marriage or birth.
Those who have had a sorrow should
be called upon. In tbe home where
there is illness you should call and
make Inquiry as to tbe condition of the
Tbe newcomer in tbe neighborhood
should be called upon, as should also
tbe stranger who has been introduced
to you by a friend.
A first call should be returned within
a week or nt least within a fortnight.
Any of the other calls mentioned
should be made promptly.
Cultivate Kindness.
Kindness is n quality which every
girl ought to cultivate. No matter how
pretty aud fascinating woman may be,
she is of little account unless sbe has a
good nature as well.
So many lives hnve been marred by
unUiiidness, so many hearts wounded
by sharp words or bitter retorts. Much
as we may regret a hard word we bave
spoken, it is out of our power to recall
It, and all we can do ls to try to efface
the memory of lt by a softer phrase.
Even tben tbe wound may remain unhealed. Tbe great duty of life ls to be
charitable and kind ln both word and
action. Remember tbat "kind words
are the music of the world."
They have a power which seems to
be beyond natural causes. Life Is short.
We should make baste to gladden the
world ell we can by human sympathy
and love.
Birth Announcement*.
The correct announcement card
���which Is sent out to intimate friends
within twenty-four hours after baby's
arrival is a beveled edged six inch
square of highly glazed . cardboard
bearing on its upper right band corner
the Idealized bend of an Infant, while
running downward along the left upright side are three dotted lines preceded by tbe name, date of birth and
signature ln blue lettering if tbe recent
arrival Is a boy and in pink for a girl.
Tbe card is signed by whoever senda
out tbe announcement
Authorized Capita), $250,000
Real Estate Insurance
Conveyancing Executed
Financial Agents Estate Agents
Trustees       Executors
Ladner Investment & Trust
Corporation, Limited
H. A. MacDonald, Mgr.
Notary Public
Delta Tiroes Bldg. Ladner, B. C
Don't neglect your Fire, Metor and Live Stock Insurance.
We Can Give You Lowest Rates
Opens a savings account with us. Teach your children
to save, and bring your savings here. We pay 4 per
cent interest quarterly.
See our listings ���( Real Estate.   We can interest you on
The People's Trust Co., Ltd.
W. H. HAIRE, Local Manager
People's Trust Building Ladner, B. C.
Take notice that I have received objections In writing to the retention of the
following names on the Register of Voters for Delta Electoral District on the
grounds stated below.
And take notice that at a Court of Revision to be held on the 20th day of May,
19-2, at the Court House, New Westminster, at 11 o'clock ln the forenoon, I shall
hear and determine  the said    objections
and unless such named persons or some
other Provincial Voteir on their behalf
satisfies me that such objections are not
well founded I shall strike such nanir-'
off the said Register.
3. A. FI.ETO.-n*"..,
Registrar of Voten
Delta ESlectoral Olsiri'-'
New Westminster, B.C.,
29th April. 1912.
The following are objected to as being absent  from   thc  District:
192i William  Brown   	
198 Thomas Brown   	
791 William Johnston   	
830 Charles King 	
666IHlram Helmer  	
972|James Thomas Marks
990 Frank   Masalln   	
1089 Arthur Munt  	
Port Oulchon.
'Port Oulchon.
Port Guichon.
.'Port flu lotion.
.'Port Guichon.
Port Oulchon.
.Port Guichon.
Port Guichon.
The following are reported as deceased:
No.l NAME.
_J !	
I , I
457 -'"rank Farcelll    Port Guichon.
1281IFrank Pavestck  Port Guichon.
laSOIJohn   Roan    iElgin.
For Planting Now
A. J. WOODWARD, Sole Agent
512 Granville St., Vancouver, B. C. SATURDAY, MAY 4, 1912.
a*v:--��*��*����*������'>C'-'>->-<-<-->^;*<--����^ i
It la rumored that a new store will
start in Port Guichon.
Jas   de   Cannonville,   of   the   Royal
Bank, has returned.
The   snag   drawer   "Samson"    was
busy off 'West-ham  Island  on Friday.
Nell  MeDermld   Is spending a  few-
days in Vancouver.
Mr. W. D. Holman, who hnd beer.
In Vancouver for a week on business,
returned to town on Thursday.
Mr.   H.   D.   Benson   Is  on  a  visit  to
Mr.   Alex.  IDavie's   motiher   is   lying
very seriously 111.
The  Delta  School  Board  meets  today,  Saturday,   May   4.
The Delta Board of Trade meets on
13th  of  May.
The Delta Trading Company are
now doing business in their new store.
Fni.nk 'Brawn, traveller for the Imperial Tobacco Company, was in the
town  on Wednesday.
  Rev. C. C.  Hoyle has been elected
Everett, Wash.    He  la expected  back a member of the council of St. Mark's
tonight. Hall 'Ar.gllcan Theological College.
Tho    Lower    Mainland    Milk    and The  alterations   and   improvements
Cream   Shippers   Association   met   on on  Walter's   store   are   being   pushed
Tuesday   evening. on
YEARS AGO people used to
m��H. lhr.mi.Wea he.rd by
shouting from lh* hoim lop*.
J If j-ou tried tlwt tn-d��r you
would probkblr -��-*��� to eppeer
before ��� commission In lr.ur.ltr.
NOW-A-DAYJ   the   busineat
��i��n .����� our Want Ad��.
tow*** iw * m �� mm*
The  sale  of  tickets  for  the Ladner       Mr.  John McKee, J.P., was a vial
.ir.imatir Club's presentation of "Mir-   tor to Vancouver In the early part of
lam's Crime"  was a great success. the   week
Mr. Kelly, bartender at the Delta Mr. A. B. Young, of Vernon, has
Hotel, is leaving for a short trip to arrived in the town to -work for Mr.
California. Leonard, the contractor,
'['here has been r.n appearance of It is understood that the flfty-f
th< freshet on the lower river as yet ( lot opposite the Times office or. which
although this Is the time that it Is the new block is being erected, was
general   expected. Isold  by  Mrs.   McNeely for $800.
Jas. Rogerson sold te* acres of his* The sale at Sam Morrow's on Wed-
ram-h during the past week, the trans-' nesday was well attended, and good
action be.ng carried through by Mac- prices were ohtnine-d. Mr. II. N.
Donald and Douglas. Rich   was auctioneer.
Owing to the light failure the picture show on Saturday nighl had to
be abandoned. A performance was
given on Monday instead.
On Tuesday a daughter was horn to
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stokes, at the
1 m1 Rectory, ar.d the happy parents
are receiving congratulations from
their many  friends.
i The local branch of the Epworth
League passed a message of condolence at the.r meeting on Wednesday,
to be forwarded to Ontario to Mrs.
Cook,  mother  of  Elgin  Cook.
Try a loaf of XXXX Bread, the
next time, from the Shelly Rros.
Bakery, Vancouver, arriving frash
daily. Lanning, Fawcett & Wilson,
Ltd. ������
On   Tuesday   last.    April   30th.   Mr.
James Faulkner,  of Westham   Island.
Tt Is rumored that the W. H. Ladner farm, which, besides being close
t,-,   the   town   of  iLadner,   consists   o_
some   of   the   best   land   in   the   Delta, I wa-   marr.ed   to  Miss  Daisy  S!m,; al-o
and   this   is   equivalent   to   being   the
best land ln the Dominion, will he sold
this fall.
un Tuesday next. May 7th. Bill
Riekards, the well-known instructor
of the I-ulniT Athletic Association,
will box fifteen rounds with I*>e Man-
son, of Xanaimo, at Point Roberts.
All the Delta sports wish P.U-kards
f Westham Island. The ceremony
at which the R��V. C C. Hoyle officiated took place in Mr. George London's house.   Westham   Island.
Mr Arthur Fox, of F"X Bros., returned on Tuesday from a tr-,p to the
Okanagan. He was delighted with
what he saw and speaks enthusiastically of conditions so far as he could
judge. The Delta, however, he declares. Is good enough for him.
There had not beer, a funeral service In thi Methodist church for three
yean until Mr. Elgin Cook's funeral
on Wednesday. The pastor. Rev. Mr.
Wright has attended the funeral of
two Infants outside but there has been
no other break In his flock during that
PLANTS���'We now have In stock To-
moto Plants, Cabbage Plants, Celery
Plants, Cauliflower Plants, Pansles and
other flowers; orders taken for any
kind of plants. Lanning, Fawcett &
Wilson,   Ltd. ������
M. . Martlnollch's tug boat, which
was hrllt beyond the MoLellan mill,
was launched on Thursday evening,
it had been intended to put her In
the water on Wednedsay, but some
of the shaft machinery was not to
Ladner Is becoming the most popu-
lir destination for Vancouver and
Now Westminster automobillsts. The
roads are good and the country
through which the visitors travel Is
v. ry line. The other Sunday, 15
automobiles were counted outside the
Delta Hotel and this was. no exception.
The following outburst has been
given forth hy the Port Oulchon ,poet:
"Here   comes   Royal    Oodolphin;
We know him by his walk:
It  Is the  horse  that  Jack  brought  In
That makes the people talk."
The town of Ladner was In darkness
last Saturday night owing to a short
circuit ��n the tower wires. Men were
promptly rushed in to remedy the
failure, arriving early Sunday morning, having rowed across In the pouring rain from Woodwards. They had
a most uncomfortable journey, but
soon had  matters fixed up.
Mr. Hector Fulton is now convalescent. Mr. Fulton, who is a recent arrival ln R.C. from Nova S-cotia. was
unfortunately taken 111 on his arrival
and has been confined to the house
until a few days ago. He is now resident  at  the Ladr.er  Hotel.
Mr. I. Whu.vorth's big freight boat
ls now having the deck houses built.
This trader when completed will be
one of the strongest and most capacious of its class afloat. Mr. Whitworth has given the closest attention
to every detail and has produced a|
vessel that can face any kind of
weather on   the   northwest coast.
CITY BREAD���We are now handling bread from the "Shelly Bros."
Bakery, of Vancouver, arriving fresh
dally. Full weight 20 oz. loaves selling at 4 loaves for 25c. Try a loaf
next time���"You will like it." Lanning, Fawcett & Wilson, Ltd.
A well-known citizen made a trip
to Vancouver on Monday. Amone his
purchases was a couple of boots. With
pride he exhihited them to his good
lady, hut the fact that they were not
a pair, which she pointed out, sent
him back by the next boat. Moral:
"Buy at your home store."
Carpenters are busy putting down
th.. flooring of the MeLelln.n Lumiber
Mill, and there is every Indication that
the work will be rushed. The work
of unloading the scows of the lumber
to be used ln the construction of the
new mill occupies the attention of
men and teams. At times great care
has to be taken to prevent the scows
from being upset by the back wash
of  passing steamers.
The National Biscuit Company, of
Vancouver, besides "delivering the
goods," are carrying on a most interesting contest. The coupon enclosed
In each box of crackers has infinite
possibilities. You Simply fill It Ir.
and await Tesults. You may draw a
valuable prize. At the last competition, Mrs. J. A. Cunningham, a New
Westminster lady, won a Singer's sewing machine.
AT THE BTG STORIE���New shipment;
of   Children's   Wash   Dresses,   Ladies'
Blouses, Neckwear and Belts.    We are!
still   selling   our   guaranteed   English
Prints at 10c a yard.    SPECIAL���we
also  carry  a  complete  stock  of sheet |
mus.c. comprising all the popular hits.
Lanning, Fawcett & Wilson, Ltd.    ������
East Delta Is going to go strong
this year in the lacrosse game and
West Delta will have to look to her
laurels when the Shamrocks meet the
Reavers in T-adner on May 17, at Lad-
ner. The Shamrocks will have most
of the good old star.dbys again ln
their lineup among them R. and Bob
Kitson. L. O. and Fred Dennis, J.
and H, Brown. S. Weaver. Douglas
and Stuart Honeyman, J. Condie and
others. The Shamrocks have had a
couple of practice games and have
had a good turnout of players or. both
occasions, and the boys are going ln
great form. So now you lacrosse
r '-rs. lads and lassies, keep your
Voices clear and sound for the 17th
of May when the Shamrocks w.ll defy
the Beavers to "tread on the tail of
their coats."
There has been an extraordinary
good run of spring salmon this year.
Indeed, the run 80 far is the best
for many years back. Man* Jap
���'���shormen are out and the channel
Is packed from Currle's Cannery to
Steveston. The price is now down to
six cents a lh. at the local canneries.
and at this the sturdy Japs art* making good money. The rule Is that
one-third of the channel has to be
left open for navigation hut the New
Delta has to pick her way In and
out among the fishing craft. However, with good nature on both sides,
no damage has yet heen done to the
Dr. Ernest Hall, of Victoria, will
visit .Ladner next Sunday in connection with the Social and Moral Reform work of this Province. He will
address a mother's meeting in the
Methodist church. Ladner, at 11 a.m.
In the afternoon, at East Delta, he
will speak or. the social subject of
Social Ethics. At 7:30 .p.m.. an Illustrated address on the white slave
traffic will be delivered in the Methodist church at Ladner. and this meeting will be followed hy a men's mas'
meeting in the McNeely Hall. Dr.
Hall's services are given free. Th"
free will offering Will he taken at the
hall and given to social and moral reform work in the province.
For Sale, For Ex'-hange, Wanted to
Purchase, To Let. Lost, Found. Work
Wanted, Situations Vacant, 1 cent per
word, minimum charge 'ir, cents Three
insertions at the price of two. All Want
Ads,  must be in by 2 p.m. on Thursday.
F< nR SALE���Fresh young cow, aged
3 years; calved 4 weeks. Price $75.
Apply W. Mason, Box 7, Ladner,
B.C. 3t
TO I-ENT- -Bedroom; no board. Reply   to   D.   A.   Ladner,   Post   Office.
P. 0. Drawer S.
Phone 2
Delta Hotel
 .I.JOHNSON, Prop.	
LADNER,   -   -   B.C.
���til Modern Convenjenci^s, Newly Fur-
li-h.d.    Well   Heated,   Sample   Room
American and   European Plan
First  Class Cuisine
Prompt Service
Best Wines, Liquors & Cigars
McNeely Concert and Dance Hall
Not   and   Lump  Coal  for  Sale
Via Steveston and
FOR SALE���Galvanized Iron water
tank; nearly new. Holds 474 Imperial gallons. Apply Howard Bros.,
Mrs. J. C. Ohollet will be pleased
to give private lessons In various
branches of the French, English and
German languages. Well experienced
in good society In Paris, Great Britain
and Switzerland. Address The Delta
Incorporated 1910.
We are prepared to install single
line or party Une phones at short no-
C-oe. Long distance In connection with
our service.   Apply to
A.   DeR.  TAYLOR.   Sen.
Dally���In Effect October 1.
Leave Steveston���9.30 a.m.; 4.30 p.m.
Leave   Ladner���S.S0   a.m.;   J.30   p.m
Re   the   North   15  Chains   of   the   North-
Bast   ',  of   Section  4.  Township  4,   ln
the District of New Westminster.
A   Certificate   of   Indefeasible   Title   to
the   above   property   will   be   Issued    to
Dominic  Burns on  the 30th day of May,
1H12, unless In  the meantime a valid  objection be  made  to me  in  writing by a
person   or  persons  claiming an   estate  or
Interest  therein,  or in  anv part  thereof.
C.  S.  KEITH,
District Registrar of Titles.
Land Registry Office,
New Westminster, B.C., April 19th, 1912.
The person or persons having ln their
CUBtcfdy   or     possession     the     following
Title Deeds relating to the said property
are requested to deliver the same to the
Oram  from the Crown to William McKee  of   the   North-Bast   '/a,   of   Section   4.
Township 4. in the District of New Westminster, dated 24th Septomher, 1888.
Pl'GH. Solicitors for the Applicant.
Vancouver, B.C.
Carriages,   Wagons and   Farm   Implements of all
classes and descriptions.
Horseshoeing and General Blacksmith Work.
Repairs of all descriptions on Automobiles, Carriages
and General Machinery.
Ladder Carriage and Automobile Works
G. T. BAKER, Proprietor
You may save or you may spend. That is not the question. Tha
.point is how you save and how you buy. The money saved on one
purchase may be Invested to splendid advantage in another. Look
over our price list for the comir.g week.
Our best Engli.s-h Prints; regular 15c a yard.    This week at t2!4o
Fancy Muslins; all spring good**; regular 318c and 40c.    This week  ,25c
Fancy Muslins; all Spring goods; regular 25c.    Thig week         15c
I-lnoleunis and Printed OH Cloths.
Linoleums; regular 75c a square yard.    This week     .">5r
Printed nil <'loth; regular 45c a square yard.    This week     :J.">o
30   pair  Lace  Curtains,   assorted   patterns;   regular   price   $3.00. This
week   your  ol
Come Early and Get First Choice
Successor to H. J. Hutcherson
Phone 39 Ladner, B. C.
Goods Delivered to all parts of the town.
CLOVERDALE, April 2G.���The dry-
kiln and stock of the Cloverdale Milling Company, valued at about $0000,
was completely destroyed by fire
which broke but in the kiln last night.
The origin off tbe fire has not yet
been determined. Mr. W. E. Lakdng
of Cloverdale is one of the owners
of the property, which was completely wiped out only albovrt five years ago
and since rebuilt. The property was
almost without insurance, only about
$700  worth   being covered.
Manufacturers anil Dealers in all kinds of
Shingles, Lath, Sash, Doors Turnings and House Finishing,
I'hone R 14 Eburne Prompt Delivery by Rail or Scow
Best Soda Biscuit Made in Canada
Made in Vancouver and sold by all high-class stores. Coupon in
every box which entitles you to participate in monthly drawings.
Sewing Machines, Dinner Sets, Tea Sets, Gold Watches, Silverware,
etc.    See the coupon for full instruct lone. You may be lucky.
National Biscuit and Confection Co, Limited
Makers of Haida Confections and National Biscuit. Vancouver, B.C.
Vancouver City Market
-CAIN __-______., VANCOUVER
The Market Is operated by  the City  as  a  means of  bringing tho
Producer and Consumer together.
You Are Invited to Send Your Produce
We  handle  everything  from  the Farm  (except milk).
By consigning your  Produce to the Vancouver City Market you
will get best prices, sharp returns and prompt settlemtr.ts,
JOHN McMILLAN,   Manager
Increased assessments have been
declared by many of the leading
orders. If your's hasn't, it will be
the next. Will you stand for it? If
interested in oipposing higher rates
with r.o greater advantages, communicate at once with Box "W," c'o
Delta Time.--. Ladner P.O., B.C.
OOOOOOOOOO' ooooooooooooooo
Mineral and
Soda Waters
New Westminster, B. C.
Manufacturer of
ALE and all kinds ot
Coal mining rights of the Dominion,
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and in a >ortion of
the Province of British Cola.nbia, may
be leased for a term of twenty-one
years at an annual rental of $1 an
acre. Not more than 2,560 acres will
be leased to one applicant.
Application foi a lease must be
made by the applicant ln person to
the Agent or Sub-Agent of the district In which the rignts applied for
are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must
be described by sections, or legal subdivisions   of  sections,   and   ln   unsur-
veytd  territory  the  tract applied  for|
shall   be staked  out  by  the  applicant ;
Each application must be accom-
panted by a fee of $5 which will be;
refunded if the rights applied for are!
not available, but net otherwise. A |
royalty shall be paid on the merchant-1
able output of the mine at the rate,
of five  cents  per  ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity of
merchantable coal mined and pay the i
royalty thereon. If the coal mining I
rights are not bflng operated, such
returns should be furnished at least
once a year.
The lease will inch "e the coal mining rights only, but the lessee may
be permitted to pure lase whatever;
available surface rights ma." be considered necessary for the working of
the mine at the rate of $10.00 an
For full information application
should be made to the Secretary of
the Department of the Interior, Ottawa,- or to any Agent or Sub-Agent of
Dominion  Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B.���Unauthorized publication of
this advertisement will not be paid for.
DKIjTA directory ������
Delta municipality Is situated at
the mouth of the Fraser river la tha
finest agricultural district ln Canada.
The chief Interests in the Delta are
farming, dairying, fruit culture, market gardening and horse breeding.
Tha shipping facilities by rail and
boat te the markets of British Columbia and the States are unrivalled.
The crop yield is the largest per acre
in Canada, ln the year 1909 between
10,400 and 50,000 tons of produes
were raised in the Delta district.
Along the south bank ot the Frasar
river there are sites for all Industrie*.
Board of Trade ��� President, A.
Da vie; Secretary, W. H. Wilson.
Justices of the Peace���K. E. Kittson
ti. D. Benson, H. J. Kirkland. Wm.
E. Curtis, J. B. Burr, J. McKee.
Coronors���Dr. A.A. Klsg and Dr.
J.   Kerr Wilson.
Medical Health Officer���Dr.J3ud.ejr
School Board���-Chairman, S.'Wright
I.   Robertson,  A.  deR. Taylor,  J.  _���������
Callum.    Secretary, N. A. McDiarmid.
Farmers'     Institute���President,    T.
Hume;  Secretary,  N. A.  MoDiarmid.
Delta Farmers' Gams Pro'eetiva
Associativa��� President. John MeKaa;
Secretary, H. J. Hutcherson.
Delta Agricultural Society���President, H. J. Hutcherson; Secretary, A.
deR. Taylor.
Member of Parliament���J. D. Taylor. New Westminster.
Member of Loca" Legislature���F. X.
MacKenzie, New Westminster.
Boat Sailings���BS New Delta,
leaves Ladner every day for Steveaton at ��:!0 am., and 3:30 p.m., connecting with the BC ER. for Vancouver. Returning leaves Steveaton
at 9-.S0 a.m., and 4:30 p.m. S.S.
Transfer leaves for New Weatmin-
iter daily, exoept Sundays, at 7 a.m..
and returnlag leaves New Westminster at 2 p.m, -.-eachlng Ladner at
5:30 p.m.
Railways���Oreat Northern leavea
Port Oulchon dally for.New Westminster and Vancouver at 7 a.m.; returning leaves Vancouver at 2:30 p.m.
reaching Port Guichon about 7.SO p.
Lulu Island Branoh, G. H. Franklin.
Local Managar; Vancouver to Eburne
and! Steveaton���Oars leave Gra-nvtn-e
Street Depot (at north end of bridge
ever FaOee Creek) at 6:30 a-m. -___
hourly until 10:30 p.m. Special oar
for Eburne at 6:0-0 a.m. Care leave
Steve-ton at 6:30 a.m. amd hourly until 10:30 pm. Sunday Service��� First
o-e-re leave oittu.r terminus at 8:30 a-m.
Hourly service thereafter until 10;3O
p. m.
Post Office���Hours 8 a.m., te 7 p.m.
Mall for Vancouver close at 3 p. m.
For New "Vestmtnster and up river
points at 6.-0 a.m. Closed all day Sundays.
Municipal Council meets Municipal
Hall, Ladner, on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays ln _ach month at 2 p. m.
Following are the members of ths
Reeve���J. in Oliver.
Councillor..���C.  Brown.  H. D.  Ban-
son.  W.  A. Kirkland,  H. Lewis. A.  D.
Holy Cemmun'op. first and third
Sundays at 11 am., second and fourth
Sundays at S a.m.; matins, 11 a.m.;
.anlay school at lt a.m.; Evening
dervic* at 7.S* p.m.; Friday evening.
Utany at t.30. Rev. C. C. Hoyle.
Church serrices will be held e*very
other Sunday, beginning with Sunday.
November 14, 1909: Parochial nsa
at 10.30 a.m.: Sunday school. I p.m.;
evening devetlon. 3 p.m.: low mass
the following Monday, 6 a.m. F.
Klentz. D.L, parish pries*-.
Services next 1/ord's Day at 11 a.m
snd 7:30 p.m.; class meeting, after
���he morning service every Sunday;
Sabl.ath school at 2**0 p.m. ��>-ory
Sunday, prayer meeting every Wednesday evening at 7:30. Rev. J. H.
Wright, psator.
St. Andrew's Prasfrytecian.
Service* next Lord's Day at 11 a.sa.
Kjd 7.30 p.m.; week night serriees on
Thursday evening at 7.30 o'eloek. Rev
J.   J.   Ha-HIe.   _ala_st��>.
i.   ' V   ���
Riotous Veterans,
SEATTLi*., May 2���A riot occurred
ln Second uveiiue here Inst night when
a group of Spanish war veterans and
others rushed a Socialist labor day
parade ai tha head of which the American flag and the Socialist flag were
carried  side  by  side.
ln the scrimmage both flags were
torn from their poles and tramped
under foot, The "veterans" retreated
before a police charge and the parade
went on its way without further disorder.
A   merchant   Prince.
SKATTLI*, May -.���Prince Kumi-ar
Sa'hlfb Sarath Ghosh, head of tht*
Houise of Qoshpara, is in this city to
study A merman business methods
with a view to este-ll_h-tt_ closer relations in business between this ooutt*
try and India. The prince will deliver a series of lectures at the University oif Washington.
Times Improve.
EVERETT, Wash., May 2.^A 10
iper cent ln|croase In wages of Great
Northern workmen Went Into effect
yesterday, and at the same time the
Shops started iworking fu'll time. Tlic
change   effects  250   men.
Has "Xatty" Uniform.
NORTH YAKIMA. Wash., ilaiy 2.���
Mrs. Myrtle D, Roberts yesterday entered upon her duties as the flrsl po-
lfcewi man wll h Bpi ��� ! '' u " ' - - '
over dance halls and young boys and
girls .n the streets. She wears a natty
blue tailored suit with a star under
the  lapel  Of her*jacket.
City Cuts Light  Rules.
SEATTLE, May 2.���The imtinlclpal
lighting plant will make another cut
in the cost of electric light to Seattle
residents beginning next month. The
city utilities committee i��f the council by unanimous vote agreed to recommend to the council at its next
meeting on Mon_iay a reduction from
7 to tl cents per kllawat hour iper
month on residence light. This is the
second reduction -within a year. The
city reduced its Tates from 8 cents to
7 cents last fall, when the Seattle
Electric Company was also compelled to announce a reduction.
Object to Queens.
TAOOMA, Wash., May 2.���-Turning
down the protect of the Betsy Ross
Auxiliary of the Spanish War Veterans, the carnival committee In change
oC Tacoma's Montamara Feste, to be
given this ummer, will have a queen
o-f the carnival elected. The iwomen
objected to queens 'as undemocratic
and wanted a Goddess of Liberty sulb-
Chare*,' Rates Are Excessive.
TACOMA, May 2.-^Con*,plaints that
the new long distance telephone raites
out of Tacoma issued by the Bell corporation are exorbitant will Ibe investigated here by the State Pulblic
fiervlc? Commission. The new rates
whH:h are higher than formerly, Will
be suspended 'until the commission
completes the work.
Shipping Prospects.
BEd-LINOHAM, May 2���.Announcement is made by Fred J. Wood, tr-art-
ager of the E. K. Wood 'Lumber Company, that nearly 13,000,000 feet off
lumber will leave the Wood mill's
docK during the month of iMaiy for
ports ln all rpta-rts of the clvi-lired
world. The greater 'part of the fleet
of fhe Pacific American i-'tsheniets
Company will also leave durin-g the
month for Alaska -waters with cargoes of machinery and suipplies .for
the canneries there, and the Newto.
Lurriber Company will make many
shipments to California!. All the
mills and factories ot the "way will
ship large orders and the month of
May promises to eee more sh'p-ping
out of Bellingham bay than at any
previous time In Its history.
Scuttle Market.
SEATTLE, May I���Butter: Washington creamery firsts 27c; California
27c to  2Sc.
F.trgs:   Local   ranch   2"c  to   2lc.
Onions    Walla   Walla   $4   per  sack.
Potatoes $115 to $38 per ton; Florida 6 cents per lb.; California 5 to
5  1-2 cenls per lb.
oats: Eastern Washington "10 to
$10 per ton; Puget Sound $39 to $40
per tun.
"fo Asiatics Need Apply When British
Columbia   Fisheries,   Ltd.,  Is
Recruiting Workers.
VICTORIA, April 29.���The British
Columbia Fisheries, Ltd., which Is re-
rulting fishermen for the northern
fisheries, and is engaging only whlti
men, has signed on about fifty men,
\vh0 will be sent north on the company's fishing vessel Edrie, which Ie
'.icing made ready to start north early
in May. The company is offering $70
per month, and refuses to engage Asiatics, The Edrie is at the Turpt.
shipyards being overhauled and will
proceed to. Aliford bay, where a cannery 260 feet In length Is being constructed for the company. From 75
io 100 men will be engaged.
(FrOm the 'British Columbian.)
Coroner A. L. McQuarrie, who went
to Biirfi-ton Island yesterday afternoon to .investigate the death cut Mr.
Elgin Cook, who was killed there
while blasting stumps on the rant.-.h
owned by himself and partner, Mr.
Dovltt, decided that no Inquest was
ne-ce-Rary. The terribly mangled remains of Mr. Cook were brought to
the Murchle undertaking parlors,
whore they will remlaln until tomorrow morning, when they will be taken to Laid'ner, where interment will
be made  tomorrow aifternoon.
That the situation with reference to
tbe wretchedly poor condition of the
seed corn tbat wns saved Inst fall Is
not overdrawn In reports which have
been circulated recently ts plainly
shown In the condition of market corn
which has been received at leading
points during the past three months
These show that at Chicago during December. January and February bus
forty-six cars of No. 2 corn were received,, while IS per cent of all corn
received graded "��- & an(** over ���*"- P**'
cent graded No. 4, or worse. At Omaha during the same Interval 80 per cent
of all corn received graded N'o. 4. while
15 per cent did not grade us good as
this. At Kansas CHy over half of the
corn received during the winter was
fourth grade or worse, the average
moisture content being about _0 per
cent, which Is the worst showing In
years. In view of this showing this
warning of "bad seed corn" ls hardly
ln the "Wolf, wolf!" class.
In years when grass seed Is high, as
Is the case.this spring, there is a tendency on the part of many a farmer to
make the silly mistake of buying seed
thnt Is not first class simply because
It Is-cheap. Such seed Is usually dirty,
containing many foreign and often
noxious weed seeds, and quite often
of low germinating power. These two
things taken together make It the most
expensive seed that can be bought
merely from the standpoint of results
obtained���the dollars and rents stand
point. No matter what the price, the
highest price seed is always the best,
because in tbe long run lt Is the cheapest. Simple as are the truths referred
to. there are nevertheless a wbole lot
of fellows who hope to have about so
much rocky experience before they get
this idea fixed ln their noddles
T.ealer Brown, a brother of Roy
Brown, of Blaine, and a nephew of
Senator E. Lirown, of 'lister, was almost instantly killed last Thursday
morning necr Custer whiie engaged
in loading piles on a wagon. While
lifting a pile on the wagon along with:
F. Everett, it "flipped and crushed his
head against another pile, death resulting Within a few minute.* The
young man was 20 years old and only
six weeks ago was married to Miss
Ruby Hale, formerly the telephone
operator here.
T. B. Brown, formerly of this city,
will start thc Star at Huntingdon, B.
C just across the boundary line from j
Somas, in the near future. Huntingdon has enjoyed a considerable boom
recently and it Is said furnishes a
good  opening  for a  newspaper.
Blaine, B.C., goes ahead. Arthur
Seely has a force of men building a
factory t0 manufacture his lacquering machines for the Canadian trade.
Much improvement is to be seen in
these parts. Buildings are: Blacksmith
shop, nachinp shop, with two cus-
tim? houses and another to be built
this summer on the Pacific Highway;
Mr. Trodden has a fine residence; Mr.
Tingley has twn houses; a little back
is the Wells home. Mr. Parks' and
Mr. Doan's. The country north ot
here is settling fast, new houses to
be seen In every direction.
A. T. Seely is constructing a building about 20x30 feet in size a short
distance east of the St. Leonard hotel
which will be used as a factory for
the manufacture of the Hughlett lacquering machine.
The Blaine Council has passed an
ordnance calling for the Improvement
of Cherry street by constructing a
wharf. This is known as the Smiley
wharf. The cost is estimated at $6000.
Three blocks on Martin street will be
That there is good money in raising
beef cattle when the price ls satisfactory Is shown in a sale made the other
day by a farmer living in the northern
part of the corn belt with whom the
writer is well acquainted. There were
eighty-two head in all, and they averaged 1.1*00 pounds apiece. They were
landed on a good market, fetching
���57.WI per hundredweight. This means
hat the s.t.'e;s brought ���"'���Oii.".*- a head
or a total of $7._!>3. One of the best
features connected with this stock
raising enterprise aside from the snug
sum received was the fact that the
raw products of the farm were converted Into n finished product on the
farm where most of the stuff was
raised, with the result that there was
returned to the land all of tho manur
iul byproduct.
Many a parent docs nn almost irreparable injury to the girl of from eight
to fourteen years by encouraging her
In Hie doing of fancy or other work
tax in*; to bdth 'eyes nnd nervous ays
toft) when the most of her spare time
out of st-trodl ought to be spent ln the
taking of needed physical exercise that
wouhl 'mild n strong physique. And
often it is children Unit are ambitious
anil need n_ epcoiiragement to such
work that suffer tha most serious In
Jury Many a parent forgets tbat a
mere child has not the en'P rnnce of an
older" person. This, coupled with parental pride in the child's achievement
and the ���childish enthusiasm to meet
tiie parent's expectations, forms a very
dangerous combination nnd one of
which lhe thoughtful parent should be
A. farmer living Dear Dodge Center.
Kno., iu a communication to the Kansas City Star reports much success ln
(be use of Loudon purple as a means
of v.*n,dir.t grasshoppers off his grain
fields. His plan ls to spray the weeds
and (Srnss bordering the field to be protected in a strip about tbr?>e feet wide
with a solution made by mixing two
quarts of London purple in forty gallons of water. lie recommends spraying lust before sundown and two subsequent sprayings of the same strip.
He says that this method bas never
failed to protect his fields, as be bi*
used It for a number of years. It hardly need be said that stock of all kinds
should be kept from eating this poisoned forage, as lt would make short
work of them.
Style-correctness, shapely comfort and long wear���YOUR idea
of a perfect corset! Prices are
Thi. it No. 633.   A otw
Aatipoo Bait is Ut��t it-
���i~*n, (or medium ���_���! lull
lijum.    Sint 19 to SO.
If you 'want your ney gown to tit and look .well, Iirst get one of
the new 'ICC, a la Grace" Corsets. New models are constantly being
added to our stock to keep pace with every new style feature.
Xo. 633 as shown In cut sells at     $4.00
Other  models from         ILOo  up
"Debevoise  Brassiere"   at         65c,  76c  to $1.25
Ladies House Dresses, Children's Dresses, Ladies' Blouses, at
Special   Pricea
New Dress Goods and Trimmings, Xew Dress Silks. Xew Wash
HOSIERY���Lisle ar.d Silk Hosiery in black and tan     35c to 05c
Children's black and tan Ribbed Cashmere Hose at      20c to '.0c
Ladies' Black Cotton Hose; black and tan.    Special, pair      20c
MEN'S DEPARTMENT���How about that neiw Suit? Hove you
seen the "iN'obby" Suits we are showing at $25.00. Other lines at $7.50,
$10.00. $12.50 to $18.00. Or if you .prefer, we will measure you and
have a suit made to order. Over 500 samples of cloth to choose from.
Boys two and three-piece Suits   $2.50 to $10.00
See the New Spring
Hats, in all the new
shapes and colors
New   shipment  English Shirts
New Neckwear
It  Will Be Considered
a Favor
if all  persons who are not receiving their copies of The Delta Times
regularly  will  communicate  with The Times -office,  Ladner,  ir. order
that the matter may be rectified at once.
Delta Mercantile Co.
The  r.ew  store  Is  nearing  completion  and  we  expect  ln  a  few
days   t.i   open   up  in   full   blast.
In thc- meantime we would ask you not to overlook the fact
that we carry the best assorted and freshest line of groceries in town,
fresh  bakery goods almays on hand.
Delta Mercantile Co.
Phone 37
A Robbery
"Mt. Murdock." said tbe president of
tbe Second National bank of East Berwick, "$:5(),000 In currency are necessary to make us good nt the People's
Savings bunk of Attruria. 1 wish you
to take lt to them by train. My opinion ls tbat the safest way to carry lt is
in nn ordinary suit esse. Its bulk
doesn't show as in the pocket, and If
you proceed aa nny ordinary traveler
would, not appearing watchful of your
baggage, though watching it every iu-
stunt, you should get It through safely"
"I have ii great regard for your opinions. Mr. Cleverly, and if I am not
guided by them I shall at least eudeuv
or to use them to my udv.antnge."
Mr. Murdock took the bills, varying
from $100 to $1,000 lu denomination,
and left the bank for his home, where
he made a package of ttiein in brown
paper and. throwing some clothes iu
his suit case, called a carriage and left
for the station. He hud noticed a man
standing ou the street corner as be left
tbe bauk iu tt checkerboard suit nnd
bis beard cut goalee style. The person
bad not noticed him, but be had no
tlced the person. MunJoek bad little
fear of any one knowing tbat he car
ried a large amount of money unless be
discovered the fact of It before he left
the bank. Many robberies occur from
some rogue seeing a man draw money
Tbe latter ls followed and when a convenient opportunity occurs ls robbed.
Murdock remembered tbe man ln tbe
checkerboard suit, and when he saw
him at tbe station buying a ticket became profoundly interested In him. His
seeing the fellow when he left tbe
bank lounging ou a street corner and
soon after as a traveler might be a coincidence, but be dldu't believe it was.
At any rate tbe gentleman would need
When the bank messenger boarded
the train he sat watting for the man
with tbe goatee, ile was not disappointed. A few minutes before the
train left be sauntered Into tbe car.
tossed a satchel on to a seat, sat down,
pulled a newspaper out of his pocket
and seemlugly became deeply Interested ln the news. Murdock glanced up
���t him ss he passed to bis seat and
made up his mind that before his journey's end he would bear from him.
At tbe llrst slop a man with a red
necktie got into tbe same car with
Murdock and, taking a seat by himself,
pulled his bat down over his eyes and
apparently went to sleep. Something
told Murdock that this man was bent
on tbe same erruud as the other. What
was that something? The same faculty tbat enables us to discriminate between faces, to recognize one we bave
not seen in thirty years witb his back
turned to us. Besides, Murdock's faculties were concentrated on the subject of being robbed. Convinced tbat
oue man was aboard the train witb
that intent, his fticultles were acute In
detecting others. He reasoned that tbe
robbery would likely be committed by
several rather than one. and be was
ready to pick out those involved.
Murdock began to fidget ln bis seat.
He turned and looked about him. and
a suspicious glance at the last comer
escaped him. He took bis suit case
on ids knees, opened lt and felt of a
brown paper parcel. Then he put the
sutchel down again. The man witb
the red necktie yawned, stretched himself und caught lhe eye of tbe one with
the goatee. Murdock's back was toward them at the time, and he did not
see this glance between them. Pros
eutly lie got op, went to the water
cooler and took n drink. While doing
so be left his suit case ou bis seat,
but kept bis eye on ills baggage. The
man in the checkerboard stiit stole n
glance at tiie unin with the red necktie.
Then Murdock took op the suit case
again, opened it and took out a clear.
Retting tiie ease down beside him ns
carefully as though it contained glass.
first on the outside of the seat, then.
as If that position were not safe j
enough to suit bim. he moved it to the I
inside. The man with the goatee and
the one with tbe red necktie .Dotted at
each other witb two pairs of cunning
eyes, and n look of satisfaction up
pe-trcd In thc faces of both.
When the trainman called "Water
ford!" the two observant men sat op
In their seats. The next station was
West Waterford. half a mile distant
There was a look of Intensity In both
the men, as if they were about to do
sotnetfflng. When West Waterford
was called they fidgeted In their seats.
*As the train moved off after the stop
the man with the goatee dashed by
Murdock. snatched his suit case and.
followed by tbe red necktie man.
Jumped off tbe train, and both men.
climbing Into nn automobile, wen*
whlskfd away more rapidly tban tbe
railway cars.
"Stop thief!" yelled Murdock.
Too late! Tbo fugitives were gone
and the suit case witb them. Oreat
*-Cltement prevailed among the passengers, but Murdock. coolly drawing
a clgnr from bis vest pocket, proceeded to light it. Then the others, thinking no great los�� lind been sustained,
relapsed Into the humdrum of travel.
When Murdock returned to bis bank
the president asked If the money bad
been delivered. Murdock told bim
tbat It bad
"Did you carry It in the suit case,
as I told you to do?'
"No: I carried It in my pocket 1
foiled two robbers with tbe suit case."
*w*Jflfakes a Specialty ��/��<��.
job ana
juettet heads
Bills of
Shipping    ,
Call and Sett Samples
The Delta Time* la puMtfhed
Saturday from the Them Ba
Ladner. B.C.    J. D, Taylor.


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